August 26: This Day in NHL History

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August 26 NHL History 1961: The Hockey Hall of Fame officially opens its doors at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and United States Ambassador Livingston Merchant preside over the opening. The Hall celebrates by inducting nine new members: Maurice Richard, Syl Apps, Charlie Conacher, Hap Day, George Hainsworth, Joe Hall, Percy LeSueur, Milt Schmidt and […]

April 5: This Date in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 5 1919: The death of Montreal Canadiens star Joe Hall during an influenza epidemic brings an end to the Stanley Cup Final between Montreal and the Seattle Metropolitans of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. The best-of-5 series ends 2-2, and the Cup is not awarded. 1932: Busher Jackson of […]